2. Glossary of Key Terms - Definitions
Young Inpatient - refers to a baby, child or young person up to age 18 who is admitted to an available staffed bed in a hospital (either electively or as an emergency) and either: remain overnight whatever the original intention; or are expected to remain overnight but are discharged earlier Claimant – Anyone who wishes to claim under the fund.
Baby/child/young person up to the age of 18 – The eligible infant, child or young person within hospital care receiving treatment.
Eligible visitor – a visitor to a young inpatient who is eligible to claim under the Young Patients Family Fund i.e a parent, parent substitute or sibling under the age of 18 who is habitually resident in Scotland.
Parent/Parent Substitute – a biological parent of a young inpatient or an individual who, while not biologically related to the inpatient, is responsible for their care and upbringing.
Relevant Healthcare Professional – clinical staff of the attending hospital.
Sibling – a brother or sister of a young inpatient. Step siblings and half siblings are also included within this definition.